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Congested/Recovering from a cold - and Surgery is set for Aug. 16!

About 3 weeks ago I came down with a nasty cold and was on antibiotics for 10 days. I feel a heck of a lot better - but I'm about 2 days away from my surgery and I'm still congested - very slight cough - and headaches out the wahzoo!
I seriously do not want to have to reschedule - family has taken off work for this and it's just... AHH!
Any advice!
No medication 7 days before surgery.. so that *****.. but do you think they''ll make me postpone?

Additional info:
My lungs are clear, and my fever is GONE! (thankfully!)
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Call your surgeon's office ASAP. You cannot go under anesthesia unless you are perfect.
You may have to postpone a few days. Just make sure. That congestion may be an issue - so contact them now. You cannot cough during surgery.
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3135902 tn?1342669057
Okay, so they told me to just come in for pre-op and we'll figure it out there. The nasal congestion has gotten better - and I'm no longer coughing. (YAY!)
Hopefully they'll give me the okay.
I'll update later today.

Thanks so much! I was so scared to call because I really didn't want to reschedule - people have taken days off work and ahh! It's just so messy you know?
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Better safe than sorry - and bosses can always adjust so they can go in and take another day off... it is far better to be safe under anesthesia.

Always call in if you are not sure. I got sick before one of mine... I got major drugs and managed to make it on time.

Keep us updated.
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